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USA Baseball vs. Japan live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Olympic gold-medal game

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USA Baseball vs. Japan live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Olympic gold-medal game

Team USA is searching for gold on the diamond.

USA Baseball hopes to strike gold on Saturday morning, securing the country’s second Olympic gold medal in a knockout-stage rematch against host country Japan.

The U.S. bats came alive vs. South Korea, putting up a crooked number late in the game, pushing the Koreans to a bronze-medal matchup with the Dominican Republic on Friday night. Tyler Austin, Mark Kolozsvary and Jack Lopez plated runs in the sixth inning rally, helping secure the semifinal victory.

Now, the United States hopes to gain a measure of revenge against Japan — only, this time, with much higher stakes.

Sporting News will be providing live updates, highlights and more from baseball’s gold-medal game.

(All times Eastern)

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USA vs. Japan baseball score

Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
USA 0 0 0 0
Japan 0 0 1

USA vs. Japan updates, highlights from 2021 Olympics

7:01 a.m.: Suzuki follows with a hard-hit ground ball single up the middle. First and second, one out for Japan.

7:00 a.m.: Yoshida with an infield single, Nick Allen does his best Derek Jeter impression from short, but can’t get the throw to first on time. Japan has a runner on with one out in the home half of the fourth.

6:55 a.m. END TOP FOURTH: Another 1-2-3 inning for Japan as the U.S. offense can’t get anything going. 1-0, Japan.

6:47 a.m. END OF THIRD: Japan takes the lead on a solo homer, the only mistake of Martinez’s day so far. 1-0, Japan.

6:43 a.m. JAPAN SCORING PLAY: Murakami takes Martinez to deep left center for a solo shot. Japan gets on the board first. 1-0, Japan.

6:40 a.m. END TOP THIRD: Tyler Austin thrown at first on a dropped Strike 3. He was locked in a good at-bat. Still tied at 0. 0-0.

6:34 a.m.: Eddy Alvarez with a two-out single in the third. USA looking for some offense.

6:27 a.m. END OF SECOND: No score through two as Nick Martinez is handling business early on. 0-0.

6:21 a.m. END TOP SECOND: Nothing going for the U.S. in the top half of the second, wasting an Eric Filia single. 0-0.

6:11 a.m. END OF FIRST: Triston Casas snares a liner and steps on first for the unassisted double play. Nothing doing after first. 0-0.

6:07 a.m.: Yamada gets it started for Team Japan with a frozen rope single to left field. 

6:04 a.m. END TOP FIRST: The United States goes down in order to start the game. Japan coming up. 0-0.

6:01 a.m.: Eddy Alvarez pops out to shortstop on the second pitch, and we are underway.

USA vs. Japan start time

  • Start time: 6 a.m. ET

Team USA and Japan meet in a rematch of their knockout stage game in the gold-medal game on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 6 a.m.

USA Baseball vies for their second gold medal in baseball, as Japan, the host country, looks for their first.

How to watch USA Baseball vs. Japan gold-medal game

  • TV channel: NBC Sports (live); USA Network (re-air)
  • Live stream: NBCOlympics.com (cable subscription required); NBC Sports app

The gold-medal game can be watched on NBC Sports.

Regardless of TV channel, you’ll also be able to live stream the game on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app (cable subscription required).

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